Third Sunday in Lent


The Parable of the Barren Fig

The Parable of the Barren Fig


Third Sunday in Lent

February 28, 2016

The warnings are plentiful and blunt on the third Sunday in Lent.   Lent is a season of repentance. Cut it out or get cut down! The warnings are accompanied by God’s invitation to attentiveness:

“Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live.” 

The landowner’s ultimatum is forestalled by the gardener’s readiness to till the ground one more year. That is good news for  all of us. Thanks be to God!

Isaiah 55:1-9

Psalm  63:1-8

1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Luke 13:1-9

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